I was all ready to write about a drone being discovered at WSP based on a Google Alert I received when I realized it was a drone found in Philadelphia’s Washington Square Park (yes, there is one) posted on Craigs List.
Here is the Phila. listing:
Lost Drone, Found in Washington Square Park
On my way to work today, I found a drone in Washington Square Park. Looks like maybe the battery ran out and it fell? The battery and video recording flash drive were hanging out of it.
If you were flying your drone around last night and lost it, I’ve got it! Email me with a description. I’d hate for someone to lose something so expensive.
“If you were flying your drone around last night”… that is funny. Maybe people do that regularly in Philadelphia. (I am a big fan of Philadelphia by the way but is this a regular thing?)
Of course, at least one drone has flown through our Washington Square Park. This video from last year captures footage via a drone flying through the Arch! If you tune in at about 42 seconds, you will catch it.
History of Drones, The Nation (2012)
Targeted Killings and Drones (by U.S.), Council on Foreign Relations (really scary info re: U.S. actions)
Update: For a great resource on drones, listen to a great audio interview with Marjorie Cohn, the author/editor of the book, “Drones and Targeted Killing: Legal, Moral, and Geopolitical Issues,” along with Jeanne Mirer, Chair of the International Committee of the National Lawyers Guild being interviewed by Mitchel Cohen here at this link. The book has a foreword by Archbishop Desmond Tutu and is part of a package to support WBAI-FM community-sponsored, commercial free radio station (99.5 FM here in NYC). For $75, you can receive the book and two CDs, including the above interview, a speech by Kathy Kelly and an interview with a former drone pilot. Make a tax-deductible donation to receive the package here and learn all about drones and more while supporting a important non-profit radio station.
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Photo: Don McCullough
Video: Randy Scott Slavin